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Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:06 pm
by xerty24
It's easy to forget that many excellent contributors to Bogleheads are no longer active members, having ceased to post for whatever reason. Who do you remember and miss that is no longer with us?

Re: Which Boglehead inactive members do you miss the most?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:13 pm
by SteveB3005
Tramper Al, LH2004, alvinsch

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:22 pm
by gulliver
smallhi

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:28 pm
by Sheepdog
Every May and October......SUDHI. :happy He was provacative, but entertaining, at the change of seasons.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:40 pm
by retiredjg
Laura

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:53 pm
by Bulldawg
Adrian Nenu

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:10 am
by bowest
munchkin man

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:18 am
by nonroom
piper warrior

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:24 am
by xerty24
nonroom wrote:piper warrior
You beat chaz to it :).

Munchkin Man was the inspiration for this thread, although I have a longer list.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:50 am
by investor
Petrocelli

investor

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:34 am
by shashi
What happened to that kid who wrote a book?

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:16 am
by Tony
I miss all of the above, but I especially enjoyed neverknow's posts.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:38 am
by wlpotts
John Norstad and Eric Haas.

I haven't viewed any postings from either them since the ol' Morningstar Diehard days.

Fortunately, I had bookmarked some of their homepage referenced materials.

Norstad: http://www.norstad.org/finance/index.html

Haas: http://www.altruistfa.com/readingroom.htm

Warren P.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:43 am
by Tony
Eric posts very occasionally.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:14 am
by Pacific
Tony wrote:Eric posts very occasionally.
meaning infrequently or frequently?

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:23 am
by Tony
Infrequently.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:30 am
by idahospud
Bulldawg wrote:Adrian Nenu

He is active on the Morningstar Diehard Forum. Their motto still is 'Bogleheads Unite...' The forum seems to stick to discussing Vanguard index funds and other investing related stuff. Topics unrelated to finance or investing are not covered in this forum...but then Morningstar has specific forums for other subjects.

Here is one of several threads that Adrian started on that forum.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:40 am
by tim1999
Munchkin Man, Adrian Nenu (his "maximum tolerable loss x2 = max stock allocation" line is forever in my memory for some reason), Ron, Petrocelli.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:55 am
by ObliviousInvestor
wlpotts wrote:John Norstad and Eric Haas.

I haven't viewed any postings from either them since the ol' Morningstar Diehard days.
John Norstad posts here as jln I believe: http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/search. ... 4&sr=posts

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:56 am
by The Wizard
wlpotts wrote:John Norstad and Eric Haas.

I haven't viewed any postings from either them since the ol' Morningstar Diehard days.

Fortunately, I had bookmarked some of their homepage referenced materials.

Norstad: http://www.norstad.org/finance/index.html

Haas: http://www.altruistfa.com/readingroom.htm

Warren P.
Jln (Norstad) has posted here several times in the last year...

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:58 am
by The Wizard
investor wrote:Petrocelli

investor
Petrocelli seems to have come back in May...

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:03 am
by The Wizard
jenny345 wrote:Munchkin Man. I hope he is okay.
Same here. But what happens when someone ISN'T OK and passes to the Great Beyond?
I guess we never find out unless that person knew a few other members IRL...

Re: Which Boglehead inactive members do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:17 am
by SteveB3005
BrianTH, Karl, bob u.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:08 am
by VictoriaF
bob u

Victoria

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:03 am
by bobcat2
Hi Victoria,

I also miss bob u. I miss Murray Boyd too.

BobK

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:16 am
by gotherelate
The Wizard wrote:
investor wrote:Petrocelli

investor
Petrocelli seems to have come back in May...
Sounds like a real contrarian. :wink:

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:19 am
by staythecourse
The Wizard wrote:
jenny345 wrote:Munchkin Man. I hope he is okay.
Same here. But what happens when someone ISN'T OK and passes to the Great Beyond?
I guess we never find out unless that person knew a few other members IRL...
This is something I have thought about recently as I have been brushing up on wills and trusts. With the explosion of social media and social media "friendships" who notifies the friends when people pass on? Does the executer in a will do that?? Don't want to hijack the thread, but it is something I can gaurantee will be an issue going forward in society.

Good luck.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:24 am
by VictoriaF
bobcat2 wrote:Hi Victoria,

I also miss bob u. I miss Murray Boyd too.

BobK
Hi Bob,

Perhaps, if they come across this thread they would return? [We need an icon for wishful thinking.]

Victoria

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:26 am
by cinghiale
Ron.

I miss his perspective on retiring and doing it well.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:40 am
by bcboy57
Dr. Jim..... I never agreed with what he had to say, but it was interesting to see what the 'other side' was thinking.....

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:44 am
by rec7
[quote="bowest"]munchkin man[/quote]

I loved the munchkin man I thought he was great. Come back munchkin man.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:45 am
by chaz
xerty24 wrote:
nonroom wrote:piper warrior
You beat chaz to it :).

Munchkin Man was the inspiration for this thread, although I have a longer list.
He did.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:47 am
by rec7
delete

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:58 am
by rec7
[quote="rec7"][quote="investor"]Petrocelli

investor[/quote]

I like Petrocelli he keeps me in touch with how the other half lives. I am a cheapskate in the Midwest so I guess opposites can be interesting. Petrocelli is not Bill Gates but you might say he is my Bill Gates. Keep up the good work Petrocelli.[/quote]

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:06 am
by FabLab
cinghiale wrote:Ron.

I miss his perspective on retiring and doing it well.
Agree with this on Ron. He presented his perspective regardless of what flak he might invoke. Then, in response to whomever may beg to differ, he simply said, and I paraphrase: "Whatever you think of me is none of my business."

I liked that :D

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:17 am
by Sheepdog
gotherelate wrote:
The Wizard wrote:
investor wrote:Petrocelli

investor
Petrocelli seems to have come back in May...
Sounds like a real contrarian. :wink:
Petrocelli is a real contrarian. He is presently active at he M* Vanguard forum now. He has difficulty here. He is ornery and comical, but he rubs some people the wrong way.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:48 am
by alec
drjdpowell

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:27 pm
by BigFoot48
rec7 wrote:I loved the munchkin man I thought he was great. Come back munchkin man.
I'll second or third that. He always made me laugh and shake my head simultaneously. Come back Munchkin Man! Come back!

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:16 pm
by mlebuf
shashi wrote:What happened to that kid who wrote a book?
Tim Olsen wrote "The Teenage Investor" when he was 13 years of age in 2002 and it was published by McGraw-Hill. Tim graduated with honors from LSU in May, 2011 with a degree in Finance. He had a job offer in hand from Shell Oil at least 6 months before graduating and is completing his first year with them. He recently purchased a new home and is engaged to his college sweetheart, who just completed her first year of law school. They plan to be married in August, 2013. The book is still in print.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Olsen

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:25 pm
by Harold
staythecourse wrote:
The Wizard wrote:
jenny345 wrote:Munchkin Man. I hope he is okay.
Same here. But what happens when someone ISN'T OK and passes to the Great Beyond?
I guess we never find out unless that person knew a few other members IRL...
This is something I have thought about recently as I have been brushing up on wills and trusts. With the explosion of social media and social media "friendships" who notifies the friends when people pass on? Does the executer in a will do that?? Don't want to hijack the thread, but it is something I can gaurantee will be an issue going forward in society.

Good luck.
This is a topic for a whole thread, even forum, by itself. While perhaps an issue going forward in society, it's probably a better societal question why it would be an issue and whether it is healthy. What we're seeing is the reality TV nature of the internet. People participate in other people's lives (or more precisely other people's online presentations) at their caprice and leisure, without danger, living vicariously through others when convenient, dropping out when not -- yet always demanding entertainment, and in this case, demanding the ultimate conclusion. (I actually recall one facebook posting where a guy was dealing with his wife's illness and there were ALL CAPS POSTINGS from facebook "friends" DEMANDING HE KEEP THEM INFORMED -- what people convince themselves constitutes caring is something entirely different, more like being included in the narrative, but only when they want that storyline to be playing for them.)

That's a good segue into a poster this forum should miss: opponent process. With brutally honest insight into human nature, he would just tell it how it is -- without regard for the psychological illusions people erect to help them cope with life (illusions that people seem to genuinely and deeply believe). I loved it.

Although a list such as this is nice (especially since a sizable number of those names are probably lurking and quietly pleased at seeing the mention) it would be more productive to look at what is causing them to no longer participate. No doubt there are many reasons, but one is obvious. There are very talented people who are attracted to this site. They don't have to contribute. If they contribute and people don't reflect on what they have to say -- and start an argument anyway -- there's very little the valuable contributor gets out of it. So he or she goes off and finds something more worthwhile to do. They haven't lost a thing, but the forum has needlessly lost intellectual capital. Just something to think about.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:49 pm
by Grasshopper
I am thinking of that old Dan Hicks song" how can you miss me, when I won't go away."

+1 Munchkin Man

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:50 pm
by VictoriaF
Harold wrote:
staythecourse wrote:
The Wizard wrote:
jenny345 wrote:Munchkin Man. I hope he is okay.
Same here. But what happens when someone ISN'T OK and passes to the Great Beyond?
I guess we never find out unless that person knew a few other members IRL...
This is something I have thought about recently as I have been brushing up on wills and trusts. With the explosion of social media and social media "friendships" who notifies the friends when people pass on? Does the executer in a will do that?? Don't want to hijack the thread, but it is something I can gaurantee will be an issue going forward in society.

Good luck.
This is a topic for a whole thread, even forum, by itself. While perhaps an issue going forward in society, it's probably a better societal question why it would be an issue and whether it is healthy. What we're seeing is the reality TV nature of the internet.
This is a very astute observation. As addictive as reality TV shows are, the continual and stochastic nature of the discussion forum's threads makes them even more alluring.
Harold wrote:People participate in other people's lives (or more precisely other people's online presentations) at their caprice and leisure, without danger, living vicariously through others when convenient, dropping out when not -- yet always demanding entertainment, and in this case, demanding the ultimate conclusion. (I actually recall one facebook posting where a guy was dealing with his wife's illness and there were ALL CAPS POSTINGS from facebook "friends" DEMANDING HE KEEP THEM INFORMED -- what people convince themselves constitutes caring is something entirely different, more like being included in the narrative, but only when they want that storyline to be playing for them.)
Economist Robin Hanson has a theory that compassion with someone's suffering sends a strong signal of evolutionary origin. In the dawn of humanity, weak and sick members of human groups were becoming a hindrance, and taking care of them was one of the most powerful ways to demonstrate the allegiance. Today, this signaling is achieved by pushing Caps Lock, but the psychological System-1 gets fooled over and over.
Harold wrote:That's a good segue into a poster this forum should miss: opponent process. With brutally honest insight into human nature, he would just tell it how it is -- without regard for the psychological illusions people erect to help them cope with life (illusions that people seem to genuinely and deeply believe). I loved it.
I agree about Opponent Process, I have been thinking about him occasionally. He is not of the age to disappear for morbid reasons; I hope he found something better to do.
Harold wrote:Although a list such as this is nice (especially since a sizable number of those names are probably lurking and quietly pleased at seeing the mention) it would be more productive to look at what is causing them to no longer participate. No doubt there are many reasons, but one is obvious. There are very talented people who are attracted to this site. They don't have to contribute. If they contribute and people don't reflect on what they have to say -- and start an argument anyway -- there's very little the valuable contributor gets out of it. So he or she goes off and finds something more worthwhile to do. They haven't lost a thing, but the forum has needlessly lost intellectual capital. Just something to think about.
The nature of the Forum is such that the more one participates the more one is "forced" to participate. As soon as one posts in several threads, it becomes compulsory to follow these threads, to respond to the responders, and so on. After breaking away for a while, and wrapping up all the threads one is active in, abstinence becomes easier.

Having said that, if the markets drop a few more percent next week, we will start seeing many of the old friends.

Cheers,
Victoria

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:20 pm
by VictoriaF
Where is CaptMidnight? His last post is dated 30 Nov 2010, 11:50.

Victoria

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:35 pm
by BenBritt
One more vote for MunchkinMan. I do hope he is well.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:46 pm
by Ferdinand
Larry Swedroe

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:54 pm
by Kenkat
Posters do disappear and you wonder "what happened". This goes all the way back to the old Morningstar forum before Bogleheads.org existed. There are so many really. As I think back to the old M* days, one poster who was just an absolute class act and gentleman was Bob Stowe. I never met the man in person but when he passed away (I believe he was in his early 50's - way too young), it really saddened me.

There are some wonderful people out there.

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:58 pm
by empb
gulliver wrote:smallhi
He hasn't gone anywhere...

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:47 pm
by Default User BR
Ferdinand wrote:Larry Swedroe
Huh? Larry's been posting, especially recently. He's had over 20 posts in the last week alone.

http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/search. ... 8&sr=posts


Brian

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:58 pm
by fishnskiguy
I don't think he ever posted here, but back in the M* days, my very favorite poster was Ozark. Very wise and often very funny.

Chris

Re: Which Boglehead inactive member do you miss the most?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:58 pm
by VictoriaF
Default User BR wrote:
Ferdinand wrote:Larry Swedroe
Huh? Larry's been posting, especially recently. He's had over 20 posts in the last week alone.

http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/search. ... 8&sr=posts


Brian
This is not a contradiction, unless there is a concept of minimum time elapsed since the last post. :D

Victoria